Mari’s Book Club

If you're looking for something extra to read (as well as Baby, Baby and The Labyrinth Year, which we hope you’ve bought and read!) some reviews of others you may enjoy, from Mari Howard… 

Mari HowardMay 9, 2019

by Rachel Held Evans

Thomas Nelson, 2018, printed & published in the U.S.A.

Paperback: £7.91 (Amazon, U.K.)
Ebook: £6.99 (Kindle, U.K.)

This is a long overdue review of a fantastic book by an inspirational author. Rachel Held Evans, born into Southern U.S. evangelicalism, began questioning the ‘givens’ of Biblical faith and lifestyle as she grew into a young adult. Rather than giving in to those in her community who sidelined or justified her concerns about faith… Read More

Mari HowardJanuary 15, 2019

In the Blink of an Eye
by Ali Bacon

Linen Press, 2018

Paperback: £9.99
Ebook: £4.79 (Kindle)

About the author: Ali Bacon lives near Bristol, where she’s actively involved with the local writing community. She has read her short stories at many literary festivals. I met Ali when we were both reading from our work at the first Hawkesbury Literary Festival (in 2015) and we both hope to be there again this year, reading and… Read More

Mari HowardNovember 27, 2018

Girl with Dove: A life built by books
by Sally Bayley

William Collins

Hardback: £14.99

About the author: Sally Bayley now teaches English at several Oxford colleges … but she grew up in a dreary, dilapidated house on England’s south coast, in a strange dysfunctional family. In this literary memoir, she attributes her  successful escape to the books she read – each of them a ‘classic’ of  its time and… Read More

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